Kalita Partners is led by forensic, technology and corporate investigations specialists with extensive cross-sector, cross-border experience. We work in highly-responsive, highly-qualified, senior-level teams that are focused on finding the best possible outcomes
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Julien Artero
Managing Partner
Julien has nearly 20 years' experience working in Forensic investigations, corporate intelligence and asset tracing for special situations such as M&A, compliance, and cross-border disputes. Prior to founding Kalita Partners, Julien was a Director with PwC Forensics, where he was responsible for clients and markets in Central Eastern Europe and led the Corporate Intelligence practice in the same region, managing an international team of professionals.

Julien also worked at EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute services in London and Paris, with responsibility for client cross-border initiatives and projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Julien also worked with the international risk consultancy, Control Risks, in London and then in Paris, where he headed the firm's French operations.

Julien holds master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris in Political Science and International Relations, and King's College London, War Studies Department.

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Alexander Pisemskiy
Partner
Alexander has over 15 years of experience working in international fraud, anti-corruption and compliance investigations, litigation support, dispute resolution and risk management.

Over the years Alexander has amassed a wealth of experience working on multi-jurisdictional fraud and compliance investigations, international litigation support, cybercrime investigations, insolvency process support, compliance infrastructure development, cybersecurity audits.

Prior to founding CSI Group and Kalita Partners, Alexander was at PwC in CIS where he led the development of the Forensic Technology practice. Before moving to PwC, Alexander was co-founder and deputy CEO of Group-IB where he led the development of a team of computer forensic and malware research professionals, who assisted multinationals in Banking, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Mining, Production, Telecom and Software sectors.

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Alexander Khaki
Partner
Alexander has over 15 years of corporate & business intelligence experience, advising major law firms, multinational companies, and well-established family offices, operating in challenging jurisdictions on various business-related matters.

International asset tracing and recovery, cross-border investigations and litigation support, crisis management and defamation protection assignments in CEE / CIS, Middle East and South East Asia are the major areas of Alexander's professional expertise.

Prior to joining Kalita Partners, Alexander has co-founded a CIS based full-forensic service and had led PwC Corporate Intelligence unit in CIS.

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Gregory Zouane
CEO, Kalita Partners Europe
Gregory leads the business of Kalita Partners in Europe, based in Paris. He has led and managed complex cross-border Corporate Investigations, Forensic and risk consulting assignments for more than 22 years. He has extensive assisting international clients from multiple sectors during their most sensitive disputes, compliance and regulatory situations, fraud investigations, and investigative due diligence requirements.

Before co-founding Kalita Partners Europe, Gregory managed the French business of leading international risk consultancy, Control Risks, in Paris. Prior to that, Gregory led the Western Europe market activities of Thomson Reuters-Government Risks & Compliance. Gregory started his career in the strategic intelligence field, with a French government owned organisation, where he headed the business intelligence practice.

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Chris Gould
Senior Advisor
Chris is an Information Risk expert with nearly 30 years' experience in assisting organisations throughout the world in assessing and managing technology related risks particularly relating to Information and cybersecurity, Business Continuity and Crisis Management.

Chris is a well-respected expert in his field having previously led regional cybersecurity practices at both EY and PwC and has experience in supporting clients through breach response and in developing pragmatic long-term security transformation programmes.

Chris's mix of technology and business backgrounds enables him to effectively bridge the communication gap that exists in many organisations as a stumbling block to maximising the return from technology and understanding how risks can be leveraged into value.

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Paul Wang
Senior Adviser, Cyber Investigations
RegTech, LegalTech and FinTech specialist, with 25 years of experience in audit and advisory at Big 4 companies, respectively EY (Partner), KPMG (Director), PwC (Senior Manager), he performs engagements in the field of Investigation, Cybersecurity, Litigation Support, Risk, Compliance, Governance. He provides investigation services, expert witness reports and testimonials in cases involving fraud, data theft, corruption, extortion, money laundering, data forgery and other misconducts, requiring interviewing skills. He’s also acting as mediator in dispute cases.

Previously, Paul was Partner, regional Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery Services at EY Switzerland, leading financial fraud examiners, data analytics and dispute specialists to conduct investigations, merging electronic discovery and legal-tech in sanctions, regulatory and compliance matters. He has cooperated with supervisory and regulatory authorities (FINMA, SEC), compliance officers, regional and international counsels. 

He has a Master of Computer Science from EPFL, certified CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, and a certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management in Blockchain Technologies. (ISC)2 and ISACA active member, he’s widely solicited as a lecturer at international conferences and seminars. 

French and Chinese native speaker, fluent in English and German.

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Frederic Bedouet
Senior Advisor, Risk consulting
Frédéric Bedouet has more than 20 years experience in risk management and crisis and security consulting in Africa and Europe. He advises international clients on sensitive risk management matters.

He has led and delivered numerous crisis and security engagements for clients in the extractive industry, financial services and more, often in the most challenging jurisdictions. Before joining the risk consulting business, Frederic served for twelve years as an officer in the French Armed Forces. Frédéric holds a Masters in Law from Paris Université Panthéon Assas.

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Kamelia Kantcheva FCCA
Senior Advisor, Forensic Accounting
Kamelia is a chartered accountant with considerable professional accounting and commercial advisory experience gained through the delivery of advisory services with EY and PwC, in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, Central and East Europe, Northern and Southern Africa.

Her consulting skills span across different services including warranties and commercial dispute resolution, financial due diligence, technical accounting; financial risk and compliance, sale and purchase agreement, accounting and financial structure advice; pricing, and statutory audit.

Kamelia’s project management and delivery and client collaboration experience are significant, developed throughout her 18 years of experience in professional practice. She is a qualified Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and an accredited Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Lean professional. Kamelia holds an Honours Degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies from the Open University.
Charles Desclos le Peley
Chief Financial Officer
With a background in engineering and finance, Charles has been working in the financial services industry for over 10 years, where he acquired strong business modelling and analytical skills. His experience at a BIG4 has allowed him to advise financial institutions regarding compliance and financial crime risk.

Charles has also worked in investment banking as a financial engineer for Société Générale and UBS, providing hedging and investment solutions to retail and corporate clients.

He later founded his own advisory firm to support growing businesses in their accounting and financial management, helping them in areas such as revenue growth, costs management or communication with investors.

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